Dementia 13 (Francis Ford Coppola, 1963)
“A remarkably confident and proficient thriller. Several of its components hint at the creativity that was still to come from Coppola… and the finished product is a testament to his ingenuity.” John Charles, Video Watchdog.
Original title: Dementia 13
Running time: 75 min.
Country: United States
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Screenwriter: Francis Ford Coppola
Music: Ronald Stein
Cinematography: Charles Hanawalt (B&W)
Cast: William Campbell, Luana Anders, Bart Patton, Mary Mitchell, Patrick Magee, Eithne Dunn
Production Co.: Coproduction USA-Ireland
Producer: Roger Corman
Synopsis: When John Halloran dies of a heart attack, his wife is afraid that she won’t be able to inherit his fortune. Then, he writes a letter to the family informing them that he is on a business trip to New York. When she arrives at the family house in order to see how to get her husband’s fortune, she finds out that the family celebrate a strange ritual…